Special Issue "Cryospheric Remote Sensing III"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing in Geology, Geomorphology and Hydrology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2020).
Interests: arctic; antarctic; polar; glacier; ice; snow; ice sheet; tundra; boreal forest; Russia
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The cryosphere—the Earth's icy regions—embraces sea ice, lake and river ice, ice sheets, ice caps and glaciers, icebergs, snow cover, permafrost and frozen ground generally. The above-surface part of the cryosphere occupies around one-sixth of the Earth's surface and is located in places that are generally very remote from human habitation and infrastructure and in challenging climatic conditions. Its study is thus well-suited to the use of remote sensing techniques, especially those operated from spaceborne platforms. Snow and ice research was, in fact, early to adopt remote sensing methods and to develop new algorithms for extracting information from them. Quantitative data on the cryosphere are urgently needed to enhance our understanding of the behaviour of the global climate system, as well as for more locally centred applications. Some of the best known and most telling indications of climatic behaviour have already been obtained from cryospheric measurements. The first Special Issue of Remote Sensing on cryospheric remote sensing was published in 2013, and the second one in 2018. The pace of development has increased, and another Special Issue on this subject is now called for. We hope to be able to present a broad view of the state of the art in cryospheric remote sensing. Contributions are invited that present new measurements of any of the components of the cryosphere using data collected from spaceborne or airborne (including UAV) platforms with passive or active remote sensing systems or new ways of collecting or analysing remotely sensed data. Review papers are also welcome.
Dr. Gareth Rees
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- sea ice